Nations pledge USD 9.3 bn for Green Climate Fund

Thirty nations meeting in Berlin today pledged USD 9.3 billion for a fund to help developing countries cut emissions and prepare for global warming, just shy of a USD 10 bn target.

World not close to avoiding dangerous warming: UN

he world still isn't close to preventing what leaders call a dangerous level of man-made warming, a new United Nations report says. That's despite some nations' recent pledges to cut back on carbon dioxide emissions.

China unveils stiff targets to cut down emissions by 2020
China unveils stiff targets to cut down emissions by 2020

China, world's top emitter of greenhouse gases, Wednesday unveiled a new strategy to limit energy consumption, setting ambitious targets to curb the country's dependence on coal, days after it clinched a surprise climate deal with the US.

China asks developing countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Promising to set ambitious goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions following a landmark agreement with the US, China has asked other developing countries to follow suit.

India should take lead on climate change: UK official

In the wake of the ground-breaking deal on reducing emissions signed earlier this week between the US and China, a top UK official today said that her country wants to "see India there in the lead, showing direction" on climate change issues.

New Zealand 'off track' on controlling carbon emissions

New Zealand is struggling to control its carbon emissions and move to a low-carbon future, the government said Wednesday.

US, China announce 'historic' climate change goals
US, China announce 'historic' climate change goals

Top greenhouse gas emitters China and the US today announced a "historic" pact that could cut their emissions by close to a third over the next two decades, as President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Barack Obama held talks to push forward new type of major-country ties.

Australia lagging behind to deal with climate change: Report
Australia lagging behind to deal with climate change: Report

 Australia's lacklustre approach to climate change has resulted in a 70 percent dip in investment from foreign organisations, a Climate Council report said.

Australia PM defends using coal after UN warning on climate

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Tuesday defended using coal to generate energy as "the foundation of our prosperity", after the United Nations warned that carbon emissions were leading to disaster.

India for paradigm shift in solving global warming problem

India Tuesday advocated a "paradigm shift" in finding a solution to global warming, days after UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that current trends in carbon emissions will lead to "disaster".

Govt should take leadership role in global climate talks: NGO

The government should take a leadership role in global climate negotiations, an environment NGO said today, a day after UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that current trends in carbon emissions will lead to disaster.

Climate change threatens global health security: UNEP

The rapid propagation in recent years of infectious diseases such as Malaria, Chikungunya and even Ebola is one more example of how climate change threatens global health security.

Rio 2016 makes low-carbon pledge

Eco-friendly initiatives will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 500,000 tons during the Rio 2016 Olympics, Games organisers said.

Obama admits US role in creating climate change crisis
Obama admits US role in creating climate change crisis

President Barack Obama acknowledged the role of the United States in creating the climate change crisis Tuesday and told developing nations Washington will provide science and technology to help them combat it.

China reports 5 per cent drop in carbon intensity

China, the biggest greenhouse gas emitter, today said it has registered a 5 per cent drop in its carbon intensity after the world's second largest economy made further structural re-adjustment to improve growth quality.

India should go solar to bring down carbon emissions: British envoy on climate change
India should go solar to bring down carbon emissions: British envoy on climate change

British special representative on climate change Sir David King has said India should adopt the solar energy route to bring down carbon emissions, without compromising on its developmental goals. Sir King said, on a mass scale, solar energy would be economical to coal-fired thermal energy.

Study shows carbon emissions of downloaded PlayStation 3 games

 Game files downloaded over broadband internet are causing more greenhouse gas emissions than Blu-ray discs delivered via retail stores, a new study has found.

Eat less meat to achieve global food security
Eat less meat to achieve global food security

Moderating meat consumption and cutting down on food waste are keys to reducing the dangerous effects of climate change and ensure there is enough food for all, says a significant study.

India has right to grow, carbon emissions may rise: Prakash Javadekar

Prakash Javadekar, India`s Environment minister has taken a bold stand on the carbon emissions issue and stated a stark and inevitable truth.Though he emphasised on the fact that India is committed to reduce carbon emissions, it may increase in the process of development and poverty eradication.

Climate action to save thousands of lives: White House

The White House said Friday proposed US action against climate change would save thousands of lives by reducing asthma, heat-related illnesses and other health hazards.